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Acura publishes full specifications for 2017 NSX Supercar

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For automotive journalists and Acura fans alike, the reinvention of Acura NSX is an emotional roller coaster of whens and what ifs. Monday 26, 2015 will gone down in the annals of Honda, Acura history, as the date that Acura finally ended an 8 year guessing game.

Today marks the official reveal of chassis and body measurement, mechanical and technical specifications of what will undoubtedly be, if not, the most refined car produced in the history of Acura Division, certainly the most powerful and innovative.

Acura confirms 573 horsepower combined for NSX sports hybrid propulsion

Many readers that follow supercar development may argue the “supercar” labeling of 2017 NSX, and subsequent ambitious overtones of a hybrid vehicle that fails to break the 600 horsepower, monster torque barrier -- set by Audi, BMW, Mclaren, Porsche, and other exotics that flirt with 800 + horsepower and MSRPs to match.

We point to this extraordinary compilation of tech driven drive performance, safety, unmatched styling and cockpit accommodations to set 2017 NSX above the mark, when competing in this quite rarefied segment. You may read my latest take on 2017 Acura NSX here.

In short: 2017 Acura NSX styling is pure Acura excitement, featuring combined turbocharged gasoline, electric motor hybrid propulsion, and handling characteristics like no other car on the road or track today.

looking to this most impressive combination of rolling art, rarefied metallurgy, cage and body architecture, wind down-force optimization, and driver to car integration, we believe that when 2017 NSX does finally com to market, (date yet to be revealed) at a predicted price that enthusiast have referred to as “financially attainable,” (still guessing) 2017 NSX will, like its predecessor, enjoy the celebrity of ‘collector car’ status the day of its release..

In a world according to Acura

Engine at a Glance

Longitudinally mounted, 75-degree, 3.5-liter DOHC V6,
500 hp; 550 Nm torque
Twin single-scroll turbo chargers with electronic wastegate
Swing arm valve actuation
Variable timing control (VTC) for both intake and exhaust camshafts
Dry sump lubrication system
10.0:1 compression ratio
Direct and port injection
Drive-by-wire throttle system
9-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Competition-inspired, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Close-ratio gears selected for maximum sports performance
Coordination between Sport Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive system and gearbox makes for ultra-quick and smooth shifts.

NSX presents a wide total gear ratio spread to maximize sporting performance as well as stress free and efficient steady-state highway driving

Body design highlights

Aluminum and composite exterior body panels
Optional carbon fiber roof panel
SMC rear trunk
Flush outer door handle design
Magnesium fuel door hinge
Suspension highlights

Front Suspension

The all-aluminum front suspension has been optimized with compact and lightweight components and suspension geometry developed for superior handling performance, crisp and communicative on-center steering feel, and excellent stability.
Additional specifics of the front suspension that help achieve exceptional handling performance and refinement include:
Double wishbone suspension design
Double ball joint lower arm design to eliminate the TMU drive force related steering feedback
Third-generation Acura MR dampers with even quicker response and the widest-ever damping range
Rear Suspension
Featuring lightweight all-aluminum components, the rear suspension employs a sophisticated independent multi-link design.

Rear suspension features
Optimized multi-link geometry
High lateral rigidity

Third-generation Acura MR dampers with even quicker response and the widest-ever damping range
2017 ACURA NSX: Specifications and Features
Preliminary information, subject to change

Power Unit

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Power Unit
Front wheels: mechanically independent from rear power unit components, two electric motors (Twin Motor Unit); Rear wheels: Twin-turbocharged V-6 gasoline engine with one Direct Drive Motor and 9-speed DCT

Maximum Total System Power
573 hp
Approx. Top Speed
191 mph
ENGINE
Type
Twin-turbocharged DOHC V6
Layout
Longitudinally mid-mounted
Displacement
3493 cc
Horsepower - SAE Net
500 hp @ 6500-7500 rpm
Torque
406 lb.-ft. @ 2000-6000 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed
7500 rpm
Power Output Per Liter
143 hp/liter
Bore and Stroke
3.6 in. x 3.5 in.
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Valve Train
24 Valve, IN/EX VTC, chain-driven camshafts
Intake Valve Construction
Forged steel
Exhaust Valve Construction
Forged steel , sodium-filled
Valve Angle
30 degrees (include angle)
Cylinder Block and Head Material
Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Bore Lining
Plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray
Cylinder Bank Angle
75 degrees
Crankshaft Construction
Forged steel
Piston Construction
Cast aluminum with integrated cooling channel
Connecting Rod Construction
Forged steel, dowel pin
Fuel Injection
Direct and port
Throttle Control
Drive-by-Wire throttle system
Fuel Requirement
Premium unleaded
Lubrication
Dry sump system with 6-rotor scavenge pump
Oil Type
Synthetic 0W-40
Cooling system
Liquid and oil cooling
Exhaust System Layout
Dual catalytic converter, dual path per bank
TWIN TURBOCHARGERS
Turbocharger Type
Single vane
Maximum Boost Pressure
105 kPa (1.05 bar)
Turbine Construction
Inconel
Wastegate Control
Electrical
Recirculation Valves
Air bypass type
Intercooler Dimensions
Width 232.2 mm; Height 382 mm; Thickness 64 mm
REAR DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR
Type
Water-cooled motor/generator
Layout
Direct drive situated between engine & transmission; Crankshaft output shaft-attached permanent magnet rotor & in-engine body- copper windings
Horsepower @ rpm
47 @ 3000
Torque @ rpm)
109 lb.-ft. @ 500-2000

TRANSMISSION & REAR AXLE
Type
9-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (9DCT)
1st Gear Ratio
3.838
2nd
2.433
3rd
1.778
4th
1.428
5th
1.211
6th
1.038
7th
0.881
8th
0.747
9th
0.634
Reverse
2.395
Rear Axle Ratio
3.583
Limited Slip Differential – Wet Multi Plate
Torque bias ratio: Drive 2.0, Coast 2.6, 30N-m Pre load

FRONT TWIN MOTOR UNIT (TMU)
Type
Twin traction motor/generator
Layout
Independent, twin motors packaged back-to-back with a single clutch, gear-linked system
Horsepower @ rpm
36 + 36 @ 4000
Torque @ rpm
54 +54 lb.-ft. @ 0-2000

ADDITIONAL POWER UNIT CONTROLS
Integrated Dynamics System
Four-mode system: Quiet, Sport, Sport+, Track
Hill Start Assist

Idle-Stop System

Body/Frame/Chassis
Chassis Type
Aluminum-intensive, Multi Material
Body/Frame Construction
Multi-material (primarily aluminum) space frame with aluminum and low-density SMC outer panels, and cast aluminum suspension mounting points
Ablation Cast Aluminum Nodes
Complex high performance aluminum castings for crush zones; World's first automotive application
Corrosion Pre-Treatment
Zirconium pre-treat material; Environmentally friendly
A-Pillar Structure
3-D Bent and Quenched ultra high-strength steel (1500 Mpa); World's first application
Floor Panel
Carbon fiber core
Front Suspension Type
Double-wishbone, double lower control arm; aluminum
Front Dampers
Active Gen III magnetorheological coilovers
Front Stabilizer Bar
Hollow steel, 1.04 in. diameter x 0.13 in. wall thickness
Rear Supension Type
Multi-link; aluminum
Rear Dampers
Active Gen III magnetorheological coilovers
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Hollow steel; 0.98 in. diameter x 0.12 in. wall thickness
Front Brake Calipers
Brembo 6-piston aluminum monoblock
Front Brake Rotor Type
Base: 2-Pc Floating Iron Disks w/ Aluminum center
Option: 2-Pc Floating Carbon Ceramic Disks w/ Aluminum center
Front Brake Rotor Size
Iron: 14.5 in. diameter x 1.3 in. thick
Carbon ceramic: 15 in. diameter x 1.3 in. thick
Rear Brake Calipers
Brembo 4-piston Aluminum Monoblock
Rear Brake Rotor Type
Base: 2-Pc Floating Iron Disks w/ Aluminum center
Option: 2-Pc Floating Carbon Ceramic Disks w/ Aluminum center
Rear Brake Rotor Size
14.2 in. dia. X 1.3 in. thick (both iron and carbon ceramic)
Steering Type
Variable ratio rack & pinion; Dual-pinion EPS
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock
1.91
Steering Ratio
Variable progressive; Range: 12.9:1 (on center) to 11.07:1
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)
39.7 ft

Front Wheels
19x8.5J Forged Aluminum
Front Tires
245/35ZR19 93Y SOT
Rear Wheels
20x11J Forged Aluminum
Rear Tires
305/30ZR20 103Y SOT
Spare Tire
Tire Repair Kit
Fuel Tank Layout
Twin fuel tanks mounted between the engine and IPU

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
103.5 in.
Length
176 in.
Height
47.8 in.
Width
87.3 in
Track (front/rear)
65.2 in. / 63.7 in.
Ground Clearance (unladen)
3.7 in.
Approach/Departure Angles
9.2° / 12.9°
CAPACITIES & WEIGHTS
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gal
Curb Weight (without options)
3,803 lbs.
Weight Distribution (front / rear without options)
42% / 58%

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
2
Headroom
38.3 in.
Legroom
42.8 in.
Shoulder Room
57.6 in.
Hip Room
54.5 in.
Cargo Volume (behind rear engine compartment)
3.9 ft3
Passenger Volume
44.0 ft3
EPA MILEAGE RATINGS / FUEL
Fuel Economy Ratings
TBD
Fuel Type
Premium

ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

Single-Stage Driver, Dual-Stage Passenger, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

One-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Upper Tether for Child Seat on Passenger-Side

Driver's and Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder

DRIVER ASSISTIVE FEATURES

Cruise Control

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Corner and Backup Sensors

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Flush-mounted automatic power pop-out door handles
Auto pop out upon approach with keyless entry fob
Capless Fuel Filler

Radio Antenna
Integrated front windshield type
Acoustic Windshield

Acoustic Glass Rear Cabin Window

LED Brake Lights

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Remote keyless Smart Entry system

Side Mirrors
Body-colored power heated with reverse auto tilt-down and integrated LED turn indicators; Optional memory feature
Security System

Headlamps
Acura Jewel Eye™ LED type with Auto-On/Off
Body Panels
Composite
Roof Panel
Aluminum or optional exposed-weave carbon fiber
INTERIOR & COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
Beverage Holder
Two-cup holder unit that slides into a slot in the center console on passenger side
Automatic Air Conditioning with air filtration system

Push Button Start

Active Noise Control™ (ANC)

Active Sound Control (ASC)

Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down

Power Door Locks

Cruise Control

Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column (manual)

Center Console Storage
Multi-functional storage system
Lockable Glove Compartment

12-Volt Power Outlet

Power Remote Fuel Filler Door Release

Rear Engine Compartment Window Defroster w/ Timer

Cargo Area Light

Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)
Optional accessory cargo net
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
Cruise / Audio / Phone / Display Audio
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration

HomeLink® Remote System

Frameles Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Available carbon fiber trim
LED Interior Ambient Lighting

Leather--Trimmed Instrument Panel

Leather-Trimmed Door Panels

Alcantara Roof Lining

SEATING

Seats
Perforated leather and Alcantara-trimmed with manual adjusters; Optional 4-way power adjusters
Seat Leather
Milano leather standard; Semi-aniline leather option
Heated Seats

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY
7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings

Audio System
Standard Audio system: 8 speakers, including subwoofer
Optional ELS Studio Premium Audio system: 9 speakers, including subwoofer
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
USB Audio Interface
2USB ports in car
(In glove box) 1.0Amp charge capability & USB connection without Carplay & Android auto connectivity
(In console box) 1.5Amp charge capavility & USB connection with Carplay & Android auto connectivity
AcuraLink® Next Generation

SMS Text Message Function

SiriusXM® Radio
Option
Pandora® Compatibility

Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

HDMI Interface
In rear console
HD Radio™

Siri Eyes Free

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

INSTRUMENTATION

Digital Speedometer
TFT Screen
Tachometer
TFT Screen
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Analog gauge
Fuel Level Indicator
Analog gauge
DYNAMIC TFT GUAGE CLUSTER
4.2-Inch Color TFT Screen
8-Inch Color TFT Screen
Integrated Dynamics System-linked Dynamic Meters
Meter Graphics Color change: Quiet-Blue; Sport-White; Sport+ and Track-Red
Average Fuel Economy Indicator

Gear Position Indicator

Instant Fuel Economy Indicator

Miles-to-Empty Indicator

Odometer and Trip Meters (2)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators

Exterior Temperature Indicator

Compass

Turn-By-Turn Directions

Customizable Feature Settings

COLORS

EXTERIOR
Valencia Red Pearl

Nouvelle Blue Pearl

Casino White Pearl

Source Silver Metallic

Nord Gray Metallic

Curva Red

130R White

Berlina Black

INTERIOR

Ebony
All interior colors are available with all exterior colors
Saddle
Red
Seacoast

FACTORY OPTIONS

Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package
Carbon fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser;
Dark chrome exhaust finisher
Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

Carbon Fiber Roof

Carbon Ceramic Brake Rotors
Includes choice of black, red or silver brake calipers
Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler

Exclusive Interwoven Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Choice of machined, painted or polished finish
Technology Package - ELS Studio Audio System
Includes 9 speakers, Navigation, AcuraLink, front and rear parking sensors
Technology Package - ELS Studio Audio with XM Satellite Radio
Same as above and adds XM Satellite radio
Interior Carbon Fiber Sport Package
Includes carbon fiber meter visor and steering wheel garnish, aluminum foot rest and sport pedals
Alcantara Headliner
Black

*Specifications provide by Acura Division 2015. Subject to change.


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